Review: Seelan Seafood Restaurant – Waterfront

The front dining area at Seelan Seafood Restaurant

Seelan seafood restaurant is a new addition to the Waterfront dining scene.


Right on Quay 5, in front of the ‘Pirate ship’ and next to Sevruga restaurant, Seelan is in the centre of it all. Gorgeous views sweep from left to right.
Huge arches with glass, white tablecloths and mirrors with a touch of marble and leather set a funky but elegant scene – it’s has a rather glam ‘French Riviera’ kind of feel to it.

Seelan Sundoo, the owner-manager (with a long and successful track record) is there to greet you with a smile.


The menu covers a lot of bases with mostly Mediterranean influences. Seafood is prevalent from oysters to langoustines to crayfish but they also have a state of the art rotisserie and serve up meat and pasta dishes as well.

My absolute favourite thing was the bouillabaisse – simply gorgeous and packed with seafood. Rich and traditional and served in a large silver bowl à la silver service style.

We also had a delicious salad, great piece of fish, simply done and very fresh, a perfectly cooked steak and a very good curry which was fragrant and spicy hot. So, all-around good.

Desserts are all made mostly in-house and the chocolate fondant and ice creams were at the top of the pile there.

Prices are starters R65-R85, Mains R70–R400 plus, desserts R30-R70.


It’s serene and picturesque for a Waterfront treat. It’s not cheap but you could also go for pasta and they have some nice specials that change all the time.

Plus points and tips

The rotisserie is great for succulent meat and that bouillabaisse *dream*. Always check their Facebook page for specials.

Open 7 days a week:  11h30am-11h30pm
Tel: 021 421 4906


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